Nissan said it is offering free replacement of in-cabin microfilters for vehicle owners in Northern California and northern Los Angeles.
Available through Jan. 31, the complimentary service is for any Nissan vehicle with an in-cabin microfilter.
Nissan said vehicle owners should contact one of the 50 participating dealerships in the affected areas to verify part availability and to schedule an appointment for the free service, which includes labor for installation and inspection.
“We are heartbroken by the devastation of these wildfires and want to help those who have been affected in some way,” said Kevin Wagstaff, regional vice president, Nissan North America. “We can only hope this offer of a free in-cabin microfilter replacement provides some relief as communities begin to rebuild.”
The cabin air filter, separate from the engine air filter, cleans the air entering the passenger area and can help trap pollen, bacteria, dust and exhaust gases that could compromise interior-air quality. Nissan recommends checking and replacing the in-cabin microfilter every 12,000 to 15,000 miles, or once a year under normal circumstances. The in-cabin microfilter always should be replaced, not cleaned.
Motorists in areas affected by the recent wildfires should have their vehicles inspected and the in-cabin microfilters replaced, if needed, Nissan noted.
Nissan also will perform a free multi-point inspection on vehicles brought in for the in-cabin microfilter replacement. Owners of non-Nissan vehicles (model year 2000 and newer) can contact their local participating Nissan dealer to inquire about a free in-cabin microfilter; some non-Nissan models could be excluded due to part availability, Nissan said.